Gift Ideas for the Crafty Mom - A Mother's Day Wish List for a Crafty Mom www.thepaperycraftery.com

A Mother’s Day Wish List for Crafty Moms

Ya’ll, I love being a mama. Moose & the Bean are the most incredible little balls of awesome that I have ever imagined in my wildest dreams. It is my greatest honor to be their mommy and to help them grow up to be the best people they can be. That being said, this mama could use as many breaks as I can get! That’s why I love Mother’s Day! A whole day devoted to moms! We’re usually pretty low-key…

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Quilling Paper Cactus

  My husband, Mr. Craftery, has been working hard the last couple of weekends getting the gardens in our yard full of flowers for the spring and summer. He’s been doing such an amazing job! Our yard has never looked better! Thank goodness for him, because I have absolutely no green thumb. A nice, sturdy cactus more my speed. Even better than that, is a paper version! So I was inspired to whip up a quilling paper cactus and share…

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21 Ways to Find Creative Inspiration for All Types of Craft Projects || www.thepaperycraftery.com

21 Ways to Find Creative Inspiration

Crafty folks are creative by nature. In fact, we usually have WAY more ideas than we have the time to complete them. But, now and then, every crafter will come up against a roadblock and lack the next brilliant idea. To help in my own little way, I wrote up a quick post of 21 ways to find creative inspiration! This post contains affiliate links. If you click on the links below and make a purchase, I may receive a small compensation…

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Find the perfect book to inspire your creativity ~ The Books Every Crafter Needs to Own || www.thepaperycraftery.com

The Books Every Crafter Needs To Own

This post contains affiliate links. If you click on the links below and make a purchase, I may receive a small compensation to help me finance this site and keep coming up with awesome tutorials and tips! There’s no cost to you and I only ever include links to companies and products that I trust and work with on a regular basis.  As a paper crafter, it should be no surprise that I love books! I used to be able to…

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Quilling Paper Tulips ~ The perfect spring craft for quilling beginners! || www.thepaperycraftery.com

Quilling Paper Tulips

This post contains affiliate links. If you click on the links below and make a purchase, I may receive a small compensation to help me finance this site and keep coming up with awesome tutorials and tips! There’s no cost to you, and I only ever include links to companies and products that I trust and work with on a regular basis. Paper quilling and flowers go hand-in-hand. And what says springtime flowers better than tulips! So, this week, I’m…

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How to Make Quilling Paper Swirls for leaves and filigree details || www.thepaperycraftery.com

How to Make Quilling Paper Swirls

  So, some real talk about my quilling paper journey. When I first started studying and practicing quilling, I was super intimidated by swirls. Those beautiful, swoopy designs formed from multiple strips of quilling paper. I didn’t understand how they were made and I thought I never would. But, I watched a few videos, and one day…click. I got it. And, of course, they were much easier than I was making them out to be. So now its time to…

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How to Make Quilling Paper Scrolls || www.thepaperycraftery.com

How to Make Quilling Paper Scrolls

So you’ve practiced your quilling coils, made tons of teardrops and paper squares… and you’re ready to learn something new! Let’s continue on this quilling paper journey and talk about how to make quilling paper scrolls! Most often, quilling paper scrolls is simply a matter of rolling a coil, but leaving a little unrolled tail on the end. Take the scroll off your quilling tool, and that’s it! Easy as pie! But that’s not all! Of course, there are a…

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How to Make Quilling Paper Squares

So far, in this quilling for beginners series, we’ve tackled basic coils and curvy shapes, such as teardrops and marquise. Let’s now move on to another part of quilling: how to make paper squares and other angular shapes. But first, grab your copy of my quilling paper shapes printable so you can follow along! Now, to be perfectly honest, these shapes are not something I use in my quilling work very often. I don’t have a real reason. I’ve just…

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Quilling Paper Easter Eggs || www.thepaperycraftery.com

Quilling Paper Easter Eggs

This post contains affiliate links. If you click on the links below and make a purchase, I may receive a small compensation to help me finance this site and keep coming up with awesome tutorials and tips! I only ever include links to companies and products that I trust and work with on a regular basis.  After a super mild winter, the snow is steadily falling today in Delaware as I write this Easter post. Seriously, it was in the 70’s…

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Learn quilling basics How to make paper teardrops and other shapes || www.thepaperycraftery.com

How to Make Paper Teardrops and Other Shapes

When I last left off, I was explaining the ways to roll quilling paper into coils.  Once you’ve mastered the art of making even coils, it’s time to take your quilling practice to the next level! While the circles formed from paper coils are perfectly lovely shapes on their own, the majority of quilling art comes from what you make of those coils. And so, for the next post in this series for quilling beginners, I’m focusing on how to…

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